Auction 09.09.1993

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 09.09.1993

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A Sunga terracotta fragmentary carving of a moustacheod male head wearing...

A Sunga terracotta fragmentary carving of a moustacheod male head wearing headdress and earrings -- 3¼.in.high; and three further terracotta fragmentary carvings of female heads, each wearing headdresses -- 2¾.in.high, all with wood stands, 1st/2nd Century . (4

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A Gupta terracotta fragmentary carving of a head with grimacing expression...

A Gupta terracotta fragmentary carving of a head with grimacing expression - 2¾in. high; a buff-pottery carving of a head turned slightly to one side -- 3in. high; a terracotta carving of a head with the hair dressed over a fillet and worn in a bun -- 2½in. high; another carving of a smiling head

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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An Indian grey sandstone fragmentary carving of a head with serene...

An Indian grey sandstone fragmentary carving of a head with serene expression, pendulous earlobes and the hair worn in a bun -- 6½in. high, wood stand; a buff-pottery fragmentary carving of a head with similar expression and headdress -- 3¼in. long; a terracotta carving of a smiling mythical head

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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An Indian brass model of an elephant on four wheels, carrying figures in a...

An Indian brass model of an elephant on four wheels, carrying figures in a howdah on its back -- 8¾in. high; two Indian bronze plaques, each with a figure carrying a sword -- 7in. high max; a small bronze standing deity - 2¾in. high; a brass handle modelled as a mythical bird -- 5in. long; six

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A Gandhara fragmentary palette carved in relief with peacock grasping a...

A Gandhara fragmentary palette carved in relief with peacock grasping a snake in its beak within a geometric border -- 5¾in. wide, 3rd/4th century , wood stand

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £50 - £80

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A Japanese bronze tripod koro and pierced domed cover with karashishi and...

A Japanese bronze tripod koro and pierced domed cover with karashishi and cub finial, with elephant-head handles, decorated in deep relief with two oval panels depicting figures beside huts before pine and rockwork -- 11.in.high, sealmark , wood stand. See Illustration

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A Japanese bronze koro and and domed cover with karashishi and ball finial...

A Japanese bronze koro and and domed cover with karashishi and ball finial, modelled as a baluster vase and cover supported by a coiled dragon grasping a flaming pearl, with two shishi handles above bands of scrolling foliage and lappets (old wear) -- 13¾.in.high. See Illustration

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A Japanese inlaid bronze two-handled squat baluster jar and domed cover on...

A Japanese inlaid bronze two-handled squat baluster jar and domed cover on three tapering feet, decorated in silver, gilt and copper with a street entertainer holding a monkey on a lead in one handand a stick in the other, the reverse with a goose in flight before the moon, the shoulder decorated

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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An ivory okimono modelled as two oni, one dancing and holding a fan, and...

An ivory okimono modelled as two oni, one dancing and holding a fan, and the other kneeling and playing a drum -- 2¾.in.high, signed ; and three small ivory netsuke modelled as seated figures holding a basket, a gourd and a flute -- 1½.in.high max. (4

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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An ivory netsuke modelled as seated monkey eating a persimmon, its young...

An ivory netsuke modelled as seated monkey eating a persimmon, its young clambering on its back and another seated behind eating another persimmon -- 2in. long, signed

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A Japanese gilt bronze tapering oviform vase decorated in silver, gilt and...

A Japanese gilt bronze tapering oviform vase decorated in silver, gilt and copper hirazogan and takazogan with a long-tailed cockerel perched on prunus branches -- 11in. high

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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An ivory seal-type okimono modelled as a skeleton kneeling over the...

An ivory seal-type okimono modelled as a skeleton kneeling over the decapitated head of Obata Koheiji, on an oval base -- 2½.in.high, signed

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A Japanese embroidered tobacco pouch with silver clasp modelled as a coiled...

A Japanese embroidered tobacco pouch with silver clasp modelled as a coiled dragon, with attached kagamibuta netsuke decorated with a further coiled dragon among clouds -- the pouch 5.in.wide

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A Cantonese ivory fan carved with figures on horseback and at various...

A Cantonese ivory fan carved with figures on horseback and at various activities in gardens before pagodas -- 7½.in.long; and a Japanese gold lacquer comb decorated with butterflies among peonies issuing from rockwork -- 3¾.in.long. (2

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A small Komai hexagonal box and hinged cover decorated in gilt with boats...

A small Komai hexagonal box and hinged cover decorated in gilt with boats and huts before Mount Fuji, the sides decorated with foliate panels -- 1½.in.wide, signed

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A Cantonese ivory card case carved with numerous figures in gardens before...

A Cantonese ivory card case carved with numerous figures in gardens before pagodas -- 4¼.in.long

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A pair of Chinese cloisonne tapering oviform vases and domed covers with...

A pair of Chinese cloisonne tapering oviform vases and domed covers with Buddhistic lion finials on tall waisted feet, each decorated overall with stylised lotus and gilt scrolls on a black ground -- 13.in.high. (2

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A pair of Chinese cloisonne flaring pear-shaped vases on domed feet...

A pair of Chinese cloisonne flaring pear-shaped vases on domed feet decorated with chrysanthemums on turquoise grounds reserved with key-frets -- 9.in.high; a pair of flaring baluster cloisonne vases decorated peonies and chrysanthemums on brown, honey and green grounds -- 8.in.high; and a pair of

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A pair of Japanese cloisonne flaring hexagonal vases decorated with...

A pair of Japanese cloisonne flaring hexagonal vases decorated with alternating panels of chrysanthemums and other flowers on light blue and grey grounds -- 7¼.in.high. (2

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A pair of Japanese cloisonne tripod triangular vases, each decorated with...

A pair of Japanese cloisonne tripod triangular vases, each decorated with three oval panels of alternating coiled dragons, ho-o and other birds among clouds on grey and brown grounds within foliate borders -- 6¾.in.high. See Illustration. (2

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A pair of Japanese slender tapering oviform cloisonne vases with flaring...

A pair of Japanese slender tapering oviform cloisonne vases with flaring necks decorated with ho-o, dragons, and butterfly roundels on a blue ground decorated with cloud scrolls and stylised flowers -- 8½in. high; and a pair of cloisonne bottle vases decorated with birds among flowering branches on

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A pair of Chinese cloisonne baluster vases with flaring necks decorated...

A pair of Chinese cloisonne baluster vases with flaring necks decorated overall with flowering prunus branches issuing from rockwork on black grounds -- 10½in. high; a pair of baluster cloisonne vases decorated with angel fish among aquatic plants on a light blue ground reserved with stylised waves

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A pair of Japanese cloisonne slender tapering oviform vases with slightly...

A pair of Japanese cloisonne slender tapering oviform vases with slightly flaring necks decorated in gold and silver wire with birds among flowering prunus, daisies and bamboo on dark blue grounds between bands of stiff leaves to the feet and necks -- 9¾in. high. (2

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A pair of Japanese cloisonne slender tapering oviform vases with flaring...

A pair of Japanese cloisonne slender tapering oviform vases with flaring necks, each decorated with flowering peony, prunus and daisies on a ruby red ground -- 14½.in.high. (2

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A Japanese champleve enamel oviform vase with slightly flaring neck...

A Japanese champleve enamel oviform vase with slightly flaring neck decorated with a band of stylised taotie surrounded by two bands of scrolling flowers on a turquoise ground -- 11½.in.high; a pair of cylindrical cloisonne vases decorated with butterflies among roses on mustard grounds

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A pair of Japanese cloisonne slender tapering oviform vases with flaring...

A pair of Japanese cloisonne slender tapering oviform vases with flaring necks decorated in part silver wire with baskets of flowers including chrysanthemum, wisteria and irises on blue grounds -- 8¾in. high. See Illustration. (2

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A Japanese cicular cloisonne dish decorated with a central panel of...

A Japanese cicular cloisonne dish decorated with a central panel of butterfly in flight among hydrangea on a light-grey ground within a border of shaped cartouches of dragons and foliage on a pink ground reserved with further scrolling foliage -- 14¼.in.diam. See Illustration

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A pair of Chinese cloisonne ginger jars and domed covers decorated with...

A pair of Chinese cloisonne ginger jars and domed covers decorated with chrysanthemums on blue grounds reserved with T-patterns between bands of ruyi and lappets -- 9½.in.high. (2

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A Japanese red ginbari squat globular jar decorated with a coiled dragon...

A Japanese red ginbari squat globular jar decorated with a coiled dragon among clouds -- 7½.in.high; a red ginbari lobed oviform vase decorated with irises -- 10.in.high; a similar vase, smaller, decorated with bamboo -- 6.in.high; a similar hexagonal vase decorated with daisies -- 6.in.high; and a

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 9 Sep 1993

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A pair of Japanese cloisonne ovoid cylindrical vases and covers with ball...

A pair of Japanese cloisonne ovoid cylindrical vases and covers with ball finials, decorated with alternating panels of legendary figures, figures in landscapes before Mount Fuji and birds among lotus and wisteria on turquoise grounds, all on a ground of fruiting vine, scrolling foliage and geomtric

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 9 Sep 1993